Autumn in Falmouth, Maine
December 01, 2007
Goodbye chlorophyll (green). Hello carotene (yellow, orange, red), xanthophyll (yellow), flavonol (yellow), and anthrocyanin (red). Some of the colors of fall seen in Maine are reflected in a six inch (15 cm) mirror that was hand-ground and polished. The mirror will remain un-silvered. In this condition, it'll be very appropriate for collecting light in a Dobsonian type solar telescope. The tree featured above is a sugar maple. Photo taken from Falmouth, Maine on October 21, 2007 -- the peak colors arrived late this year in the Northeast.